Performance report 2012
Eye donors and corneal transplants
Provisional outcomes from the Eye Bank Associationof Australia and New Zealand, indicate that in 2012,1,169 eye donors enabled 1,942 corneal transplants.This represents an 8% increase in eye donors and a 13%increase in corneal transplants over 2011 (1,083 donorsand 1,716 transplants respectively).The 2012 outcomes represent a 27% increase in eyedonations and a 32% increase in corneal transplants over2009 (922 donors and 1,467 transplants respectively).
Source: Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand (January 2013)
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Corneal transplantsEye donors2009201020112012
1,716 1,9421,4679229571,5101,083 1,169
Eye donors and corneal transplants 2009– 2012Organs transplanted from deceased donors
Kidneys are the most predominant organ donated andtransplanted. In 2012, 606 kidneys were transplantedfrom deceased organ donors. This was 6% higherthan the outcome in 2011 (570), and 36% higher thanin 2009 (446) the year the DonateLife Network wasestablished.In 2012 there were also four combined heart/lungtransplants and one intestinal transplant. Thesetransplants have not been represented graphically dueto the relative numbers when compared with othertypes of organ transplants.
020040060080010001200Pancreas (including islets)LungHeartLiver Kidney2009201020112012
Source: Australia and New Zealand Organ Donor (ANZOD) Registry (January 2013)
Organs transplanted from deceased donors 2009– 2012International comparison
It is not possible to draw direct comparisons between countries in terms of their progress in organ donation reform, as there are manydifferences between health care systems, population size, community attitudes and the relative starting points for national organ andtissue donation reform.The key lesson to learn from leading countries is that reform of organ and tissue donation is an incremental process that takes time asnational systems are developed and hospital based clinical practice is reformed.
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Source: Australia and New Zealand Organ Donor (ANZOD) Registry, International Registry of Organ Donation and Transplantation IRODAT January 2013
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Country (date of first full year after implementation)
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Australia (2010)Portugal (2008)Spain (1991)UK (2009)Croatia (2001)
Full years following implementation